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July 4 Holiday Enforcement Stats Released

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol took nine impaired drivers off of the roadway during special enforcement efforts encompassing the July 4th holiday weekend.  The special enforcement, which too... Read More

Lake McConaughy Expected to Reach Peak Elevation This Week

Lake McConaughy is likely to reach its peak elevation this week as inflows from the North Platte River recede and releases for irrigation deliveries pick up.  Inflows have fallen to about 2,000 cubic feet per second, which is approximately equal to ... Read More

Canadian smoke in Nebraska

Smoke from Canadian wildfires was evident in Nebraska last week but, it was even more visible on Monday along with the smell of smoke. Hastings National Weather Service Meteorologist Merl Heinlein explains the smoke was noticeable in the mid to upper... Read More

Officials in Crete close 911 dispatch center to consolidate

CRETE, Neb. Officials in the small Nebraska city of Crete have closed their 911 dispatch center and switched those services to nearby Beatrice. Crete Police Chief Steve Hensel says all law enforcement and fire and rescue calls from the city have b... Read More

Ag Startup Scores $9 Million From Google CEO-Backed Fund

Ag-tech startup firm, CropX, has just been awarded $9 million in funding from Eric Schmidt’s Farm2050 collective. CropX is an Israeli based firm that specializes in “smart irrigation.” Their mobile app uses sensors placed around a farm to colle... Read More

U.S. Grain Industry Leaders Explore Cuba Grain Market Potential

Nine farmer leaders and staff members from the U.S. Grains Council (USGC), the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and the North Dakota Barley Council (NDBC) traveled to Cuba last week to see first-hand opportunities for expanding U.S. coarse gr... Read More

US appeals court upholds EPA plan to clean up Chesapeake Bay

A U.S. appeals court has upheld a federal plan limiting pollution in the Chesapeake Bay despite objections from farmers who accuse the Environmental Protection Agency of abusing its power. The ruling Monday upholds restrictions on farm and const... Read More

The 26th annual Kites and Castles cancelled

NORTH PLATTE - The 26th annual Kites and Castles event held at Lake McConaughy has been canceled this year because of high-water levels. The coordinating committee of Kites and Castles released the news last week. With high-water levels, there will ... Read More

Crop Progress and Condition July 6

Nebraska For the week ending July 5, 2015, rainfall of one inch or more was common across much of the northern half of Nebraska, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Temperatures averaged above normal in the western ha... Read More

Kansas NRCS Seeks Partner Proposals to Protect and Restore Critical Wetlands

Eric B. Banks, State Conservationist for Kansas’ U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced today that NRCS is accepting project proposals until   July 31 to address high-priority wetland pro... Read More

Nebraska Department of Road's Free Tire Disposal Event

The Nebraska Department of Roads is having a Free Tire Disposal Event in Lexington on July 24 and 25.  The hours of the tire amnesty event are 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Friday, July 24 and 9:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 25. Tires can be brought... Read More